Blueray Highbush Blueberry
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History: Blueray higbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) was introduced in 1941, although there is little other information on its origins. It may have originated in New Jersey where blueberry cultivation began.
Why We Grow It: Blueray produces an abundant crop of very large berries with good flavour. This cold hardy variety is great for home growers!
Canadian Hardiness Zone: 3
Soil Preference: Prefers sandy, well-drained, acidic soil. We plant ours in a mix of one part peat moss and 1 part wood chips (we prefer pine). Consider checking your soil type and pH before planting and adding peat moss or other acidifiers if needed.
Growth Habits and Disease Resistance: Shrub grows to 1.5-2m tall, highly vigorous with an upright and spreading pattern, produces good crops. Fruit is resistant to cracking.
Sun/Shade: Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily) preferred but will tolerate partial shade
Pollination: Self-pollinating, this variety will produce fruit without a different highbush blueberry variety but will produce more and better fruit if one is present
Ripens: Mid July
Storage: Keeps less than two weeks when stored in the fridge
Recommended Use: Fresh eating, baking, preserving, wine
Size including roots: